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Michelle will be Leaving CCS

We are sharing the news that Principal Michelle Owens will be leaving the Centre for Christian Studies at the end of 2021. Michelle is returning to congregational ministry in Ontario, where she will be closer to family. Michelle joined the staff as principal in 2017. In that time she has worked tirelessly to help the …

34 Students, 2 Circles, 10 Time Zones

The Centre for Christian Studies has two learning circles going on at the same time today, with 34 students coming from 10 different time zones!

CCS Vaccination Policy

To protect members of our community, prolonged in-person events such as Learning Circles and the Face-to-Face Council meeting will be limited to people who are fully vaccinated. 

Asking Unanswered Questions

Ray McGinnis’ new book tells the story of the 9/11 families and the questions their government has ignored.

Anglicans Learning to See with the Eyes of Christ

Lori Stewart attended two online conferences with Anglican colleagues this summer.

Is This Just What We Do Now?

Michelle Owens talks with friends Kenji Marui and Tanya Cameron about responding to tragedies such as the murder of the Afzaal family.

Mondays in May with DOTAC

Marcie Gibson reflects on the series of diaconal seminars offered by DOTAC in May.

Images from Ministry as Community-building 2021

Students explored how to create and maintain community while turning the world upside down for social justice.

Burn Together

Michelle Owens reflects on attending a vigil for children lost to residential schools.

Theme Learning Circles 2021-2022

Is 2021-2022 the year you follow your calling? Will this be the year you dig deeper into the topics that matter to you? Is this the year you rediscover yourself as a learner? Will this be the year you reconnect with a community who learn together? Is this the year that your passion and the …

A Caring Presence in the Circle

This past year our students have benefitted from caring presence of spiritual care providing chaplains during many of their learning circles. Chaplains have been a part of CCS learning circles for many years. Learning circles can be stressful: traveling to Winnipeg for class, being away from family, trying to set other work demands aside for …

A Sense of Finding My Community

It started at a church meeting when Gloria was talking with her friends Jody Maltby and Karen Hilfman Millson about needing some mental engagement and looking for a focus for her energies. They suggested that Gloria take a look at CCS. “I think you’d like the learning style.” Gloria Tozek is a student in the …

Mary’s Gift

No, we don’t mean that Mary.  We mean Mary Naidu, who attended the Anglican Women’s Training College (now the Centre for Christian Studies) in the early 60s. Very recently, CCS received a generous bequest from the estate of Mary Naidu, and for that, we are very grateful.  But we don’t know a lot about Mary’s life after attending AWTC. …

Images from Grief and Loss 2021

“This was the most impacting and interesting circle to date,” said one student in CCS’s Grief and Loss intensive learning circle, April 28-May 5, 2021. Nine diaconal students gathered online (because, you know, pandemic) for a week to discuss spiritual care in the context of grief and loss. Students shared deeply of their own experiences …

The “Bi-vocational” Robin McGauley

Ordained minister and silversmith, Robin McGauley is more than just one thing.